Community Outreach Mission Network

January Newsletter 2018

http://comn.unitingchurchsa.org.au/

 

 

 

Food for Thought

 

Just like his dad

 

So Christmas is all over for another year, right? The tree is dismantled and the manger scene is back in its box.

Wrong!

 

Have you heard the story of the Nativity Play where there was the usual array of little shepherds dressed in dressing gowns and tea towels? One little boy, stuck for words, looked at the baby in the manger and said, ‘He looks just like his dad.’ He’d probably heard some relative say something similar about a new baby.

Well maybe he spoke more truth than he knew.

 

For that is why the baby came – to be human and show us what God looks like.

If we want to know what the Holy One looks like then we look at the Human One.

But wait, there’s more. As we look at the person the baby became we are called to be like him. And the family trade mark, or brand, is love. People will know we belong to that baby who became a human adult, because of the love we share.

 

So for me Christmas is all year round. I even select one card each year to stay on my mantel piece to remind me of this. And so as the year continues, may we too see that baby who looked like his dad and may we become like him.

 

Love one another as I have loved you. John 15:12

 

Glenys Badger

 

COMN Yankalilla Gathering

 

Yankalilla UC  121 South Rd, Yankalilla 5203

 

Saturday 10th February 2018

 

Beginning at 12noon with a Catered lunch

by the Yankalilla Congregation

$10 per head

 

PLEASE let me know if you’re coming for lunch

by Friday 26th Jan for Catering purposes

 

Topic for the day is – What skills have you used?

 

We will begin at 12noon with a special Yankalilla Luncheon,

followed by devotions at 1pm, then our main theme for the day

is hearing back from our congregations who have received COMN Grants as to how the Grant Money has helped them in their Outreach into the community.

 

Come and Enjoy

 

 

Our 2nd Gathering for 2018 will be held at

the Grange Uniting Church

on Tuesday 1st May beginning at 6.15pm

 

 

Man What a Meal

This free cooking program for men over 50, will teach you how to cook a range of simple, healthy and delicious meals over the 5 week program.

 

Starts on Sat 17th February 2018
10am-12.30pm (includes lunch)
Dernancourt Uniting Church, 1 Vingara Drive, Dernancourt
To register contact Lisa 0400 790 438

 

Funded by the Office of the Ageing, Grants for Seniors

 

 

 

Please share this information and the events

with your congregation.

You never know who may be interested in attending something which is happening??

 

If you have any articles for the February COMN Newsletter,

please have them sent into Brian by Monday 29th January

Email – badunstan@optusnet.com.au   Mobile- 0413 994837